AMA session

Vladan Joler

Friday 11 December; 12:05-12:50 CET
Black and white portrait photo of Vladan Joler

Vladan Joler is a professor at the Academy of Arts at the University of Novi Sad and founder of SHARE Foundation. He is leading SHARE Lab, a research and data investigation lab for exploring different technical and social aspects of algorithmic transparency, digital labor exploitation, invisible infrastructures, and technological black boxes.

The SHARE Foundation was founded in 2012 in Serbia, with the goal to fight for sustainability of open, free and decentralized Internet and for the implementation of human rights standards in the digital environment. In the last 3 years, we have produced some of the biggest educational events in the Balkans and the Middle East (SHARE Conference in Belgrade, Beirut and Rijeka), bringing together thousands of Internet activists, and organized smaller tailor-made events in Tunisia, Ukraine and Kosovo. In 2013, we have established a new component – SHARE Defense team, a unique policy think tank and watchdog unit proposing new approaches to the issues at the intersection of law and technology.

AMA (Ask Me Anything) session

At this moment in the 21st century, we see a new form of extractivism that is well underway: one that reaches into the furthest corners of the biosphere and the deepest layers of human cognitive and affective being. Thousands of corporate and government actors compete to stick their flags into the uncharted territories of our behavioral, emotional and cognitive landscapes, invading deeper and deeper into our bodies and minds. This lecture mainly builds upon research and maps that have made in collaboration with others, especially Kate Crawford in Anatomy of an AI and Nooscope with Matteo Pasquinelli, and research done within the SHARE Lab.